I’ve never understood the whole Kawaii thing, only that it’s all pretty and pink features.
Apparently it’s the Japanese for cute.
Cute it is and in many Kawaii I see there is certainly connotations of shyness, embarrassment, vulnerability, darlingness and lovability. In fact all things adorable and fluffy.
I actually follow a real life Kawaii blogger on Facebook who often gets on live and does her makeup etc. Though judging by the audience of mostly men, part of me wonders about the desire that women behave in a vulnerable cute way is ultimately what draws this particular audience in the western countries.
I’m not sure. I watch because it fascinates me to see how a face once done over can look so damn different.
The whole made up appearance. Though I do observe a level of sexuality to the whole thing outside of Japanese culture.
In some ways it’s used as a fetish for some people and I’ve often wondered about that . To me personally Kawaii is adorable and cute but reminds me of innocence and vulnerability.
Think Hello Kitty and I think lollipops and candy floss.
Bon bon hair which is a free gift (with full huds) from bonbon / nani
Gem eyes from Amara Beauty
Skin and makeup by Pink Fuel
Catya bento head from CATWA
Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz
Lara mesh body Maitreya
Shot on location at Backdrop City